Make Your Own Pom Pom Basket

Make your own pom pom basketI, Kara, am pretty sure there is no end to my pom pom obsession. The fluffy balls of yarn have adorned my ears and my pillows, but with fall approaching I wanted to bring in a little more warmth to my decor, and this pom pom storage basket was just the DIY I needed. It was a quick afternoon project that only took a few hours to complete, and is the perfect way to store all my fall throw blankets!


Make your own pom pom basketSupplies:
Yarn in colors of your choice
Pom pom makers in medium and large
-Wire basket (I found this one at Home Goods)

Make your own pom pom basket

Step One: Make your pom poms. Begin by wrapping the yarn around each side of the pom pom maker. Once one side is full, fold it in and wrap the other side. Fold that in and cut the yarn down the middle on both sides. The final step is to tie a piece of yarn around the center with a double knot and then open the sides and pull the pom pom maker apart to release your pom pom.

Make your own pom pom basketStep Two: Repeat, repeat, repeat. For my basket, I wanted to create a flowing ombre effect, so I only needed about 24-30 pom poms. If you choose to cover your entire basket with pom poms, you will likely need about 100 pom poms. I realize that may seem intimidating, but 8 skeins of yarn should yield that many pom poms and with the pom pom makers, they come together really quickly.

Step Three: Use the long ends of the yarn that you used to tie your pom pom to attach the pom poms to your basket and then trim off the extra yarn.

Make your own pom pom basket

Make your own pom pom basketMake your own pom pom basketStep Four: Keep adding pom poms to your basket until it is full or until you have it just the way you like. Then your basket is ready to hold all your cozy throw blankets and extra pillows.

Make your own pom pom basket

Make your own pom pom basketAs I mentioned, the basket came together in a few hours, so it’s an easy project to complete while watching a movie at home. I love the ombre effect of the basket, and that some of the gold wire was still exposed, but I think a basket completely covered in pom poms would be amazing too! Have you all started to look forward to the cooler temps of fall and all the warm and cozy crafts, or are you still holding on to summer for as long as you can? xoxo. Kara

Credits // Author and Photography: Kara Whitten. Photos edited with A Color Story Desktop.
  • Ahh this Pom Pom basket is so much fun, a bit of work involved, but a great way to pass a rainy day!

  • Wow! I just made a tutorial about a pom pom rug but this basket is even more amazing! I have to make one of those for my bedroom. Who doesn’t love pom poms?

  • Love this! So cozy for the coming months, especially with the constant grey London weather.


  • omg this is so bloody adorable!! Don’t think im going to try it but I would like to have one.

  • I’m currently making a pom pom canvas! After I finish that I’m going to give this a go

  • just really amazing. These are just what I needed to put Christmas presents in and will be useful after.

  • I love the colours you chose for your pom pom basket. It looks so soft, perfect addition to a cheery bedroom.

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Genius! I’ve been making random pom poms while I watch TV and such, sooo now I know what to do with them 😉 Is the basket from Target?
    Ursula @ { modern DIYS }

  • This is so cute! I am definitely going to make one of these for my apartment. Thank you for sharing!

    • You can pretty much use any yarn you like. I tend to go for more fluffy yarn/hicker yarn to get really fluffy pom-poms. But I just buy mine at the local craft store like Joanns.

  • This is awesome, a great way to jazz up a room. I’m not sure I would ever have the patience to do a big basket, as I am terrible at pom-pom making but maybe I could tackle a small one/ rope in some friends to help! Thanks for the inspiration.

    Holly from The Art of Being Holly xo

    • It is actually one of my new products. My kickstarter where you could preorder them just ended, but they will be in stock in October in my shop @

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  • Dying over how cute these baskets are! I’ve been looking for one of those metal wire frame baskets for a while but never thought about the pompom detailing. So cute!

    xx, mel

  • I love this!! I was just wondering what kind and what brand of yarn you used? Can’t wait to start making my pom poms!!

  • This looks so beautiful!! It looks super cute and also sounds quite fun tbh! x

    Ariadna || RAWR BOWS

  • This DIY idea is so cute; unfortunately for me, I know my kitties would go after this basket in a heartbeat! I wonder what other fun things I can add pom poms on… Great post!!

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